Welfare FAQ

Q. Who do I contact if I have a question about an Explanation of Benefits (EOB), claim or benefits covered under the NECA Local #145 IBEW Welfare Plan?
A. If you have a question regarding an EOB, claim or covered benefit you can contact Julie at the Benefits Office at (309) 757-7551 or juliesommers@rjleellp.com or Shane Thomas at (309) 757-7550 or shanethomas@rjleellp.com.

Q. How do I get a new insurance card?
A. If you need a new insurance card you can contact the Benfits Office at (309) 764-8080

Q. What if one of my dependents is no longer considered an eligible dependent (i.e. divorce, etc)
A.
If you have a dependent that ceases to be an eligible dependent you MUST contact Julie at the Benefits Office at (309) 757-7551 or juliesommers@rjleellp.com within 31 days from the event that caused them to no longer be a dependent. By contacting the Benefits Office within the 31 day time period your dependent will be eligible to continue the same coverage through COBRA. For information regarding COBRA see the Continuation of Benefits section of your Plan Document/Summary Plan Description.

Q. I recently acquired a new dependent (i.e. marriage, birth, adoption, etc.), how do I add him/her on to my health plan?
A.
If you have recently acquired a new dependent you MUST contact Julie at the Benefits Office at (309) 757-7551 or juliesommers@rjleellp.com within 31 days from the date you acquired the new dependent.

Q. Can I purchase 90 day supply through retail (local) pharmacy?
A. You can purchase a 90-day supply through the Mail Order Program (Walgreen’s Mail Order) at (800) 345-1985 or a participating Performance 90 Pharmacy Network.  To find a Performance 90 Network contact MedTrak’s customer service at (800) 771-4648.

Q. How do I know if my provider participates in the B.C.B.S network?
A.
To to determine if your provider is in the BlueCross BlueShield network you can:
• Access the BlueCross BlueShield website at www.bcbs.com,
• Call BlueCross BlueShield (800) 810-BLUE (2583),
• Call your provider and ask if they participate in the B.C.B.S. Network, or
• Call the Benefits Office at (309) 764-8080.